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Baby born with two front teeth changes mom's mind about breastfeeding

English mom reconsiders breastfeeding after daughter Eva Griffiths was born with two front teeth.
By KRISTEN BUTLER, UPI.com   |   Sept. 20, 2013 at 1:58 PM  |  Updated Sept. 20, 2013 at 2:47 PM   |   Comments

Sept. 20 (UPI) -- Breast probably isn't best for the mother of baby Eva Griffiths, who was born with a fully-formed pair of lower front teeth.

"I had been planning to breastfeed, but when I saw Eva's teeth I was put off. I don't think anybody could blame me," said mom-of-three Vicki Griffiths.

The 7-pound 4-ounce girl was born at James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, England, where neonatologist Jonathan Wyllie says a baby is born with teeth once or twice a year.

"We deliver 4,000 babies a year. It's every 2,000 to 3,000 births. Babies are born with one or two teeth and it's usually in the lower gum," Wyllie said.

It turns out it was father Steven who first noticed the infant's teeth, while his wife was having a bath. "When I came back into the room Steven said, "she's got teeth, you know!" and then we both burst out laughing."

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